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The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Hans Christian Andersen
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LibriVox recording of Andersen's Fairy Tales (Version 2), by AUTHOR. A small collection of some of H.C. Andersen's fairy tales -- including The Emperor's New Clothes, The Red Shoes, The Naughty Boy and fifteen others. (Summary by Halle Kill) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, children, fiction, fairy tales, myths
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Alexandre Dumas
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LibriVox recording of The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas. Read by David Clarke. Le Comte de Monte-Cristo is an adventure novel and one of the author's most popular works. He completed the work in 1844. The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean and in the Levant during the historical events of 1815-1838 (from just before the Hundred Days to the reign of Louis-Philippe of France). It deals with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy and forgiveness. The...
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Topics: LibriVox, audiobook, Fiction, Historical, Adventure, Swashbuckling, Revenge, Forgiveness, Napoleon,...
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Ray Cummings; Sewell P. Wright; Captain S. P. Meek; Will Smith; R. J. Robblns; A. T. Locke
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LibriVox recording of Astounding Stories 03, March 1930 Read in English by Alan Winterrowd; om123; DJRickyV; Jason Bolestridge; Steven Bateman This is the third issue of the classic science fiction Astounding Magazine. It contains the opening chapters of a 4 part serialized novel by Ray Cummings, and stories by the prolific Capt. S. P. Meek, Will Smith and R. J. Robbins, Sewell Peaslee Wright and A. T. Locke. (Summary by Alan Winterrowd ) For further information, including links to online text,...
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by Alexandre Dumas
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LibriVox recording of The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas. The sailor Edmond Dantès is wrongly accused of treason and imprisoned in the Château d'If. After twenty years, he manages to escape, and by direction of one of another prisoner finds a treasure on the island of Monte Cristo. Edmund becomes the Count of Monte Cristo, and it's time for revenge on those that betrayed him. (Summary by Kristingj) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Victor Rousseau.Captain S.P. Meek, Ray Cummins, M'L. Staley, Murray Leinster, Anthonu Pelcher
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LibriVox recording of Astounding Stories 01, January 1930 In January of 1930 a new magazine with a flashy color cover appeared on newsstands, Astounding Stories of Super-Science. Filled with stories of adventure, sometimes with only a tinge of science, this magazine was to host and nurture many science fiction giants like Murray Leinster and Ray Cummings and would help inspire many of the writers of the "Golden Age of Science Fiction". This inaugural issue includes stories by Murray...
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Topics: Librivox, audiobooks, science fiction, sci-fi, magazine
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Victor Appleton
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LibriVox recording of Tom Swift Among the Diamond Makers by Victor Appleton. Read in English by Greg Giordano; Ian Quinlan; Ric F; Gary Dana; Lynne Thompson; Claire; Edmund Lilley; Monika Rolley Tom Swift flies his airship to the mountain tops of Colorado to seek for the secret of the Diamond Makers: criminal scientists who have figured out the formula of manufacturing a limitless fortune in diamonds. But these rogues will stop at nothing to keep their secret. Tom & friends are soon...
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by Edgar Allan Poe
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LibriVox recording of Six Creepy Tales by Edgar Allan Poe. Read by Phil Chenevert Edgar Allan Poe has the genius to manipulate language so well that he could engage my imagination and get me terrified even though little was 'done' in the sense of horrible actions described. My imagination, under the power of his creepy words, conjured the atmosphere and amplified the scariness all by itself. In this recording I've chosen some of his stories that did this so well and succeed in leaving lingering...
Topics: creepy, scary, poe, audiobook, librivox
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Charles Edward Carryl
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LibriVox recording of Davy and the Goblin by Charles Edward Carryl. Read in English by Lynne Thompson; Frances Brown; maryagneskatherine; Claudia Salto; pjhoury; Larry Wilson; Anastasiia Solokha Eight-year-old Davy reads Lewis Carroll's novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and begins to get very sleepy. Suddenly a goblin appears in the fire and takes Davy on a "believing voyage" much like Alice's own adventures in Wonderland, where he meets many characters from fantasy and...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Christmas, wonderland, goblin, whimsy
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by L. Leslie Brooke
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LibriVox recording of The Golden Goose Book by L. Leslie Brooke. Read in English by Phil Chenevert Here are four delightful fairy tales that have fascinated children and adults for centuries. Several, such as The Three Bears and The Three Little Pigs are well known and can be listened to with delight as each remembered and beloved part is come to. Others, such as The Golden Goose and Tom Thumb are not so well known and listening to them can be exciting because we do not know exactly what is to...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, children, fairy tales
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by Edgar Allan Poe
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LibriVox recording of The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Raven Edition, Volume 4 by Edgar Allan Poe. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. This, the fourth of 5 volumes containing Poe's works, contains 22 of his short stories. Warning: Section 7, "A Predicament," contains some racial stereotypes and a word describing the race of one of the characters that is unacceptable in today's society. (Summary by TriciaG) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds,...
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by Robert E. Howard
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LibriVox recording of The Hour of the Dragon by Robert E. Howard. Read by Mark Nelson The Hour of the Dragon, also known as Conan the Conqueror, is a fantasy novel by American writer Robert E. Howard featuring his sword and sorcery hero Conan the Cimmerian. It was one of the last Conan stories published before Howard's suicide although not the last to be written. The novel was first published in serial form in the pulp magazine Weird Tales in 1935 through 1936. (Summary from Wikipedia) For...
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Topics: Librivox, audiobooks, fantasy, Conan, Robert E. Howard
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Mary Shelley Wollstonecraft
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LibriVox recording of Frankenstein (Edition 1831) by Mary Shelley Wollstonecraft. Read by Thomas A. Copeland. A mentally unstable genius, Victor Frankenstein, inspired by the dreams of ancient alchemists and empowered by modern science, creates a humanoid but fails to nurture and educate it after it comes to life. It wanders alone into a hostile world, where fear of its size and ugliness subjects it to violence and ostracism, which in time it learns to blame upon its maker. As compensation for...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, genius, creature, experiment, revenge
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Harl Vincent, C. W. Diffin, Hugh B. Cave, Sophie Wenzel Ellis, Sterner St. Paul, Victor Rousseau, Anthony Pelcher, Captain S.P. Meek
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LibriVox recording of Astounding Stories 02, February 1930 This is the second issue of the classic science fiction Astounding Magazine. It contains the finale of The Beetle Horde by Victor Rousseau, as well as stories by Harl Vincent, Charles Willard Diffin, Hugh B. Cave, Sophie Wenzel Ellis, Sterner St. Paul, Anthony Pelcher and Captain S. P. Meek. (Summary by Alan Winterrowd ) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
Topics: Librivox, audiobooks, science fiction, sci-fi, magazine
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Ghost and Horror Collection 19. A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stench of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to...
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by Alexander Jessup (editor)
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LibriVox recording of The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Alexander Jessup (editor). Read by David Wales. Eighteen short stories by famous and little known authors compassing the period 1839 - 1914. The editor's very extensive introduction is omitted from this Librivox audio book. (Summary by David Wales) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, short story, short stories, 19th century, humor, humorous, George Pope Morris,...
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Sabine Baring-Gould
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LibriVox recording of Curious Myths of the Middle Ages, by Sabine Baring-Gould. This volume is an example of Sabine Baring-Gould's extensive research into the middle ages. This volume of 12 curiosities was one of Baring-Gould's most successful publications. (Summary by Carolin) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, non-fiction
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Robert Louis Stevenson
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LibriVox recording of Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson. Read by Mark F. Smith. This is the extraordinary tale of a boy, Jim Hawkins, who comes into possession of Captain Flint's treasure map, after a buccaneer takes a room at his inn and later dies. The map spreads its ill luck to all who know of it. A local squire outfits a ship to voyage to the Treasure Island, unearth the treasure, and bring it home. Little does he suspect that the man he has hired aboard as cook was formerly...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, adventure, fiction, sea stories
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Ray Cummings, Captain S.P. Meek, Arthur J. Burks,, Anthony Pelcher, Tom Curry
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LibriVox recording of Astounding Stories 04, April 1930 by Ray Cummings; Captain S. P. Meek; Arthur J. Burks; Thomas H. Knight; Anthony Pelcher; Tom Curry. Read in English by Tommy Howell; Mark Nelson; Alan Winterrowd; Larry Wilson The fourth issue of Astounding Stories continues Ray Cummings serial "Brigands of the Moon", along with pulp sci-fi stories by Capt. S. P. Meek, Anthony Pelcher and other authors. - Summary by Alan Winterrowd For further information, including links to...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, science fiction, space, periodical
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by Various
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Science Fiction is speculative literature that generally explores the consequences of ideas which are roughly consistent with nature and scientific method, but are not facts of the author’s contemporary world. The stories often represent philosophical thought experiments presented in entertaining ways. Protagonists typically "think" rather than "shoot" their way out of problems, but the definition is flexible because there are no limits on an author's imagination. The...
Topics: Space, planets, aliens, time travel, future, speculative fiction, science fiction
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Ray Cummings; Sewell Peaslee Wright; Murray Leinster; Lilith Lorraine; Victor Rousseau
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LibriVox recording of Astounding Stories 05, May 1930 by Ray Cummings; Sewell Peaslee Wright; Murray Leinster; Lilith Lorraine; Victor Rousseau. Read in English by Mike Pelton; Tommy Howell; Alan Winterrowd; Alison Stewart The fifth issue of Astounding Stories continues the Ray Cummings serial "Brigands of the Moon", begins a 4 part novel by Murray Leinster, and presents a sequel by Sewell Peaslee Wright to his story in the March issue. Also included are stories by Lilith Lorraine and...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, science fiction, space, periodical